Diamond training for all levels
Girls only! The Novice Program is broken down into specific skill sets that must be mastered in order to move up to the next level. Building on the previous level, these classes are designed to push athletes to achieve excellence at even the most basic skill level. Gymnasts will continue to excel in everything from flexibility, strength, and skill progression on gender appropriate events.
Novice I Expectations:
High beam walking
Jump to support forward roll
All jumps on trampoline
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Novice II (Evaluations Required)
Building on the core skills from Novice I, this class takes the next step into more complex skills on each event. Strength and flexibility become more important as skill level advances. Athletes may spend more time on drills to accomplish these skills as well as repetition to master them. Review and practice of Novice I skills is also a part of this class.
Novice II Expectations:
Handstand bridge stand up
Backbend bridge kick over
Walking, jumping and kicking on beam
Forward roll vault
Novice III (Evaluations Required)
– Building on Novice II skills, this class introduces some of the skills necessary for a competitive athlete. Athletes will spend time on new skills as well as drills. Each athlete will be expected to perfect form and technique.
Novice III Expectations:
Barrel back handspring
Intro handstands on beam
Handstand flat back vault
Intermediate (Evaluations Required)
Extended practice time! Class duration becomes 1.5 hours with a more intensive warm up, conditioning and overall training program. Athletes will train skills that are considered competitive level and begin putting together skills and mini routines. Intermediate level athletes are eligible for selection for our invite only Pre-Team program.
Mini routine on bars
Handstand on beam
Low beam cartwheels
Front handspring vault
Advanced (Evaluations Required)
This 1.5 hour class is for all athletes who are tumbling, twisting and beyond! Our most advanced athletes in our recreational program will enjoy both the training of a team athlete mixed with the freedom to excel at their own pace. Required to maintain the skills achieved in the Intermediate program, athletes can now expand their skill set on each event at a rate that is most comfortable for them!
Private and Semi Private instruction is also available to help athletes advance.